I told my friend Peter that it would take a year. I actually have very little idea other than my Frogeye I did all myself, in my spare time and used many years. We have agreed that we work every tuesday on his car. I do my projects incrementally most evenings after my day job.
Yesterday we worked mostly on making clearance for and positioning of the new floor. A lot of time was used to ensure placement was as best possible. Of course we ran into some "typically British" problems. (It's probably unfair to say it like that)
The new floor was slightly twisted while un-stressed. Not a problem really but it means clamps had to be used on all four corners to hold it in place.
Nothing on the car was straight, actually making the floor look even better.
We made mounting flanges to hold the new floor to the positioning cage, while the front rested on the foot panel. That itself was a problem since it wasn't really strong enough to hold the floor by itself, so we put a jack under it also.
The last big problem we had and hasn't yet been overcome is that the positioning cage is in the way of mounting the doors. We can't actually fit the floor correctly unless the doors are in place. We will either have to make modifications to the cage, or mount the floor temporarily for later adjustment, or borrow some doors from a race car which don't have the parcel bins. I think the last suggestion is our plan of action.
Some less than good news regarding my own car.
While trying to fit the floor on the blue car, we also measured my car for the door opening, and when we tried fitting a door onto my car, it didn't fit well at all.
This car was purchased in parts and pieces and the doors supplied came from another car. (see the multi-coloured vehicle in my first post on this thread, and here) They had never been fitted and I therefore didn't know that the small dent in the rear of the front left (near side) wing and the slight dent on the windshield post were symptoms of a larger deformation of the door opening. I will have to take a porta-power and push the opening back into place before going any further.
Edited by racingenglishcars, 14 December 2016 - 11:03 PM.